French-trained Japanese cook, Maa Tamagosan, graced the internet with her latest recipe for petite teddy bears hugging an assortment of nuts.
Clutching almonds, walnuts and cashews, the sweet treats resemble Teddy Graham Crackers with a clever twist. Maa rolled out dough sweetened with beet sugar syrup and honey, cut out shapes with a small bear cookie cutter, drew on a face and manipulated their arms around the nut, then baked them for 20 minutes at 300 °F. (Recipe translation via Hey! It’s Mosogourmet)
You can peek the entire recipe on Maa’s blog and if you have a nut allergy, sub in a hard candy that doesn’t melt or fruit instead. If your especially morbid, you can dunk each one in chocolate “tar pits.” Heh.